Let us pray for the nine religious of the Sacred Heart wwho will be making their Final Vows in Rome today. May they never forget the love the Lord has shown them throughout their lives and especially during their time of preparation in Rome over the last months.
Extract fromthe Conference to Probanists before Final Profession-Sister barbara Dawson Superior General:
PROCLAIM MY LOVE TO ALL NATIONS The experience of God’s love changes our way of seeing life. As our Constitutions reminds us, we are called to enter into the dispositions of God’s Heart, to learn to contemplate reality with His Heart. This abiding love in Jesus is generative and calls us out of ourselves. As Religious of the Sacred Heart our rootedness in God’s love is “a powerful force of conversion and transforms us for mission”. This is a call and a powerful force to reach new frontiers. Not only geographical frontiers but existential frontiers, frontiers inside us, frontiers between us. Receiving God’s love in our very being draws us into the suffering of humanity. It invites us to face the pain of people and our world and compels us to participate actively in God’s work of reconciliation. You have heard this call and are willing to live this call wherever you are, with a large openness of heart.'